Friday, April 17, 2009

TECC64: Two Tough Challenges!


Good morning! I hope you are all having a glorious Friday! I loved being able to sleep in a little this morning after a long and stressful week.

The sketch that Taylor has for us this week is really fun and simple. I wanted to use it for the Verve Release color challenge so I pulled out a piece of my Cosmo Cricket Everafter dp because we all know that I can't create a card without designer paper! :) The color combination that we were supposed to use was light blue, soft yellow, and soft brown. I decided that since So Saffron and Baja Breeze matched my dp, I would use those two colors as well as Kraft. Little did I know just how much of a challenge I was creating for myself! For some reason, I struggled to get a look I was satisfied with. I poked and prodded at this card until finally I decided it was cute enough. It's definitely not one of my favorites but I don't hate it either. The final touch that finally satisfied me was the sponging around the edges. I am just amazed at how much life it can bring to a card! For the stamps I decided to pull out my Verve set called Serenity and use the sentiment "Just Because" from my Fluttering By set. I also added some cute rhinestones, stickles, and ribbon as some extra embellishments.

Make sure you stop by Taylor's blog to see today's sketch. Taylor has also picked Sandra MacLean for this week's featured sampler! Check out her blog too!

Want to see more? Sure you do! Make sure you check out the rest of the fabulous Cupcake Samplers! They're sure to be great!

Jami Sibley: More is More
Jackie Pedro: The Scalloped Edge
Donna Baker: Serenity in Stamping
Sherrie Siemens: Card Creme
Ana Wohlfahrt: Ink a Stamp
Vicki Chrisman: This Art That Makes Me Happy
Lynn Mercurio: Stamperosity
Monika Davis: M.A.D. Stamper

16 comments:

Sherrie said...

You ended up with a beautiful card...I love it when cards just come together on their own...it makes up for those we have to struggle with.
Worth the struggle!

Jami said...

I think that would be tough color combo for me too, but you pulled it off beautifully!

Vicki C said...

Beautiful colors on this... I love it!

Jenn said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous color combo! :)

Angela Knopf said...

Very stinkin' cute! I love the color combo, and I think your poking and prodding paid of beautifully.

Ida P. Krause said...

Wow this is lovely!

Sandra MacLean said...

This is very pretty Stephanie! I love the piece of ribbon you used. :D

Maria Gurnsey said...

very beautiful!! I love the sponging too!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card Steph! Love the colors, the oval, the ribbon... TFS!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Stephanie...this is just beautiful...such lovely colors and I'm so diggin' the kraft paper! Fantastic.

Jackie Pedro said...

This is so pretty, Steph!! Love it! Have a great weekend, girlie!

chelemom said...

This turned out beautifully! Great job!

Jessie/knightrone said...

SO pretty!! Great job on both challenges!!

Donna Baker said...

what a beauty love the combination of dp & those soft colors with the pretty image

Carolina said...

Stunning card - love your take on the sketch, really one of my favorites I've seen so far!

Tasha said...

This card is beautiful, such a tough colour combo. Its fab you really worked it
love tasha xx